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Author Topic: More stuff to build or make...  (Read 961 times)
Ross
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« on: March 07, 2009, 10:10:31 AM »

Bottom Board construction
http://www.myoldtools.com/Bees/bottomboard/bottomboard.htm
Frame construction jig (yes, that one)
http://www.myoldtools.com/Bees/framejig/framejig.htm

Foundationless frames -- cutting the top bars
http://www.myoldtools.com/Bees/frames/

Spring is here and its time to get to work.

a couple of nucs
http://www.myoldtools.com/Bees/nuc/




a sled for cutting box joints (there are tons out there on the web)
http://www.myoldtools.com/Bees/sled/

Open feeder (hint, place gravel, sawdust, sponge, etc in the bowl to prevent drowning.
http://www.myoldtools.com/Bees/beefeeder.jpg

Queen cell incubator
http://www.myoldtools.com/Bees/incubator/


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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2009, 04:56:23 PM »

As far as the foundationless frames go, I am buying the side bars and building the rest.  Bottom bars should be really easy to do, since they are just rectangles of the appropriate dimensions.  The top bars will be slightly more challenging, but I will not have to deal with the groove as in your photos.  I'll rip larger stock down to the proper dimension, then vice-grip a bunch of top bars together and make the notches to accept the side bars.  I will then turn the top bars 90 degrees and reapply the vice grip.  Now the cutouts for the frame rest.  The last part of the process will be to cut the corners off of the longside on the underside of the top bar to make the central ridge.  Since I am making about 5-600 of these, it should be worth messing around with changing all of the re-adjusting of the table saw, adding the dado blade, taking it off, etc.

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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2009, 06:59:02 PM »

Now a days I just rip one edge to 45 degrees and break out the wedge (so Shb can't hide there).  I stop when it looks like the center top bar in the picture.  I don't bother with putting the cutoff back in.  It takes 10-15 minutes to rip a  bundle of 100 top bars.
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